Recreation/Development Specialist I
Multi-Site (St. John's City Hospitals)
Temporary, Call In
Hours Based on the needs of the department Salary CG36, ($31.60 - $35.27) Competition Number GENERAL155 Posted Date 06 January 2022 Closing Date 31 December 2030
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.
The Recreation Development Specialist I is responsible for providing comprehensive Therapeutic Recreation Services. The Recreation Specialist is a member of the interdisciplinary care team and is responsible for the development, planning, organization, supervision and evaluation of comprehensive and individual Therapeutic Recreation Services. The work also includes participating in and supervising recreation therapy staff, students, and volunteers in recreational activities. The Recreation Development Specialist will maintain an active clinical caseload and will be assigned other duties as required.
This position maintains accountability to the Professional Practice Consultant for professional integrity issues.
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limed to):
Regularly moves objects; occasionally lifts or transports equipment and supplies up to 25 lbs. and pushes or pulls equipment using light to medium forces for patient handling and portering to move clients/patients over 50 lbs.
Regularly stands, walks, and works in cramped positions.
Occasionally sits to work on computer and drive clients to/from activities.
Regularly required visual concentration when assessing clients.
Regularly has time pressures and deadlines to complete assessments and reports.
Graduation with an approved/recognized Baccalaureate degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation with major course work in Therapeutic Recreation is required.
Completion of an internship in Therapeutic Recreation is required.
Current certification as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) is required.
Experience working as a Recreation Specialist in a health care setting is an asset.
Extensive knowledge in the areas of assessment, assessment tools, program design/protocols, client care plans, clinical documentation, therapeutic interventions/facilitation techniques, leadership, supervision, workload measurement and group dynamics is required.
Demonstrated competencies in problem solving and program planning.
Ability to be self-motivated and to work both collaboratively and with a high degree of independence and initiative.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Exhibited strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to demonstrate a positive, respectful and sensitive approach to the needs of the clients.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.
Possession of a class IV driver's license and satisfactory drivers abstract will be required depending on the need of the site.
Open to external applicants.
Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca
To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.
Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:
Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.
Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection and onboarding processes. We are happy to assist applicants requesting accommodation or support during the process. Please email [email protected] or call 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.
All Eastern Health employees and new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.